Inferring Ocean Transport from SWOT

Lead PI: Ryan Abernathey , K Shafer Smith

Unit Affiliation: Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

June 2020 - May 2021
Inactive
Global
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: SWOT is designed to measure sea-surface height (SSH) . However, its value to the oceanography community depends on our ability to infer SSH-adjacent quantities related to ocean transport. Our team’s overarching goal is to develop robust techniques for inferring ocean transport from SWOT measurements. We concentrate on two main aspects of transport: lateral velocities near the surface and vertical fluxes of tracers in the upper ocean.

SPONSOR:

New York University

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

RESEARCH TEAM:

Spencer Jones

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

New York University

WEBSITE:

https://swot.jpl.nasa.gov/system/documents/files/4185_SWOT_STII_summary_SmithAbernathey.pdf?list=projects

KEYWORDS

remote sensing fluxes oceanography sea surface height

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate